Category Archives: Concordia Seminary

“Two Branches of One Tree: The Fellowship of Confession and Mission” by Martin Franzmann

The following article is posted on Concordia Theology. The following op piece from one of our former professors could have been written yesterday. It was written in 1952. It seems like the either/or that we so often experience in our … Continue reading

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The Key to Being a Multicultural Church

In his article, “Unity and Diversity: Being a Multicultural Church” (Concordia Journal, Summer 2016:203-210) Mason Keiji Okubo identifies the key to being a multicultural church. He writes, The key to being a multicultural church (i.e. the key to removing the … Continue reading

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Fear of God. A Key to Growth?

Dr. Dale Meyer, President of Concordia Seminary (St. Louis) observes that he doesn’t hear “the fear of God talked about much in the church.”  He then states, “I suspect that’s why mainline American denominations are not growing.” Dr. Meyer writes, There are many … Continue reading

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A ‘God-does-it-all’ attitude in our Christian living is not what Saint Paul teaches

Michael Middendorf, professor of theology at Concordia University, Irvine, California, states in his Concordia Journal (Summer 2015: 201-219) article, “The New Obedience: An Exegetical Glance at Article VI of the Augsburg Confession”, “In keeping with AC VI, the Apology of … Continue reading

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The New Life of a Christian: Are We Like a Trumpet or a Singer?

Michael P. Middendorf, professor of theology at Concordia University, Irvine, suggests that, when it comes to the life of a Christian, a follower of Jesus is like a singer. He writes, The imperatives Paul addresses to Christians throughout his letter indicate … Continue reading

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Word Alive! Connections and Conversations — Dr. Dale Meyer

The summer edition of the Concordia Journal (Summer 2015) includes an article, “Word Alive! Connections and Conversations,” by Dr. Dale Meyer, the president of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.  Dr. Meyer discusses the importance of the developing relationships with people so that we … Continue reading

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Is there a Correlation Between the Sermons Lutheran Pastors Preach and Declining Participation in Our Congregations? Dr. Dale Meyer Thinks So!

Dr. Dale Meyer, President of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis and former The Lutheran Hour speaker draws a correlation between the sermons Lutheran (i.e. LCMS) pastors preach and the declining participation in our congregations. Meyer writes, Listening to sermons on and … Continue reading

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Preach What You ‘Smartingly Feel’

In the Concordia Journal (Spring 2015 Vol. 41, No. 2) Dr. Dale Meyer quotes from William Barclay’s article, “In the Hand of God,” which is in For All the Saints (Part 2).  In the following quote, Barclay  tells of a … Continue reading

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Martin Luther as Missionary

This paper has been published previously on “Go!” But, I have had requests to publish it again. Over the next number of Mondays, an adapted version of a paper I presented on Martin Luther will be posted.  The topic of … Continue reading

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Christianity is Growing at a Slightly Higher Rate than the World’s Population in General

Dr. Douglas Rutt reveals that the notion Christianity is in a state of decline is a myth. In his article, “Martin Luther’s Platzregen in Action: The Changing Face of Global Christianity” in the Concordia Journal (Summer 2014, pages 225-238) Rutt … Continue reading

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